Help with Climate Change in 2024

It may seem given how large an issue climate change and global warming have become in recent years, that making an individual contribution to lower greenhouse gas emissions will make no difference. On the contrary, the more people who do little, the more it will help save the planet a lot. What follows is what you can do to help with climate change in 2024. 

Do an Energy Efficiency Check

Locate the areas around your home that might be using more power than necessary. Also, include inspections of places where you can save money such as adding insulation and replacing old energy-using appliances with energy efficient models. 

You might check with your local electric cooperative or local non-profit to see if they offer inspection services. An expert can help you discover ways to save on electricity that you may not see yourself. 

Change Out Light Bulbs

If you have any incandescent light bulbs still in use, replace them with compact fluorescent or LED lights which use a fraction of the energy. A single light bulb change will save up to 150 pounds of carbon emissions each year. That action not only has a positive effect on global warming, but it will also put more money in your wallet as well thanks to lower electric bills.  

Wash Clothes in Cold Water 

It takes considerable energy to heat the water in your water heater. By using less hot water for your laundry, combined with taking shorter showers you could lower the release of carbon dioxide by up to 500 pounds. If you enjoy hot showers, then try washing more of your laundry in cold water. That small action will help reduce climate change. 

Flip the Switch to Off

If you have electronic devices that are not in use, such as computers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, and the like, be sure that they are shut off. An active electronic device is costing you money and creating a considerable amount of carbon dioxide every year through its energy use.

Go around your home and shut off any devices that you are currently not using.

Reset Your Thermostat

If you move your thermostat just two degrees down in the winter and up two degrees more in the summer, you might save upwards of 2,000 pounds of carbon emissions every year. Plus, just like with changing your light bulbs, you can fight climate change and save on your energy bills, too. 

Use Public Transportation When Possible

If you live near a bus stop, train station, or other location that provides public transportation, use it as part of your daily commute or whenever you can. Plus, if you can safely ride a bike instead of driving your vehicle, that is a great way to save on carbon emissions. 

For those who must drive, try to combine different trips into one. That will reduce the driving time and help save on carbon emissions as well. 

Such actions to address climate change may seem small, but their effects build every day. And with more people acting, global warming can be addressed by everyone with the benefit of saving more money as well. 

Contact Brickley Environmental Today 

With numerous dangers facing your home or business, calling the professionals at Brickley Environmental is a good place to start. We offer our knowledge and experience along with the tools to detect and remove infestations of various types. The services provided by Brickley Environmental include the following. 

  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Mold Remediation
  • Lead-Based Paint Removal 
  • Demolition 
  • Hazardous Waste Removal

If you are facing any of these issues, call Brickley Environmental today. Our friendly, courteous staff will take your call and answer your questions, so you can make the best-informed decision about what to do next. At Brickley Environmental, we are here to help you.

Protecting Our Oceans


As pollution becomes a growing concern, especially for the oceans, many families are looking for ways to reduce the pollutants and trash that they generate. And while many steps have been taken over the years, the growing population combined with greater use of disposable items has made protecting the oceans more difficult. 

You may think that there is little which can be done, at least by a single family. But when the efforts of one family are combined with many others, that can make a huge difference in protecting life in the ocean. All it takes is starting small and doing what you can to help sustain marine life. And it makes for a fun family project as well. 

With the recent celebration of World Ocean Day, here are a few tips you and your family can follow to help protect our oceans. 

Reduce Single Use Plastics 

One of the biggest pollutants in the oceans is single use plastic items. From water bottles to plastic bags, straws, and packaging, over eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. By reducing the number of plastic products that we use, families can keep more of it from winding up in the ocean. 

Start by assessing how much plastic is being used in your home and then take steps to curb its use. Refillable bottles, not using straws, and properly disposing of plastic packaging can go a long way towards protecting our oceans. 

Respect Sea Life

The ocean was made for everyone to enjoy. But you and your family can help protect marine life by being respectful of nesting sea turtles, coral reef systems, and the like when on vacation. In addition, you can reduce the usage of materials from the ocean by not purchasing items made from coral, tortoise shells, or sharks which are common at seaside retail businesses. 

The less you purchase such items, the less in-demand they will be, the more such creatures will be left alone. 

Purchase Sustainable Seafood Products

Overfishing is one of the greatest concerns that many have with protecting ocean life. You can help contribute to protecting such life by purchasing seafood that came from fisheries and farms. It’s easy to tell by looking for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labels.

By purchasing seafood from fisheries and farms, you can help reduce fishing in the oceans. This reduction will help protect marine life. 

Learn More about the Oceans

Perhaps the best way to initiate change is to learn more about life in the ocean and what effect we have on it. From watching videos and documentaries to visiting museums dedicated to ocean life to art exhibitions and more, there is much you can do to help educate your family on how we can protect the ocean and its inhabitants. 

There is much you and your family can do to protect marine life. By reducing the use of plastics, purchasing sustainable seafood products, and educating yourself more about the impact of pollutants, the more your family can contribute to protecting life under the sea.  

Contact Brickley Environmental Today 

With numerous dangers facing your home or business, calling the professionals at Brickley Environmental is a good place to start. We offer our knowledge and experience along with the tools to detect and remove infestations of various types. The services provided by Brickley Environmental include the following. 

  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Mold Remediation
  • Lead-Based Paint Removal 
  • Demolition 
  • Hazardous Waste Removal

If you are facing any of these issues, call Brickley Environmental today. Our friendly, courteous staff will take your call and answer your questions, so you can make the best-informed decision about what to do next. At Brickley Environmental, we are here to help you.